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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Sunday, December 31, 2000

Curve Ball...(Part 1)




SOMETIMES LIFE THROWS YOU A CURVE BALL

This is my last email from Australia. At the age of 23 I have been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma :o(


Sunday, December 10, 2000

Wednesday, December 6, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 31) - NZ South Island

Survived!
THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD AND ON...

Turning up to Queenstown with a limp, turned out be very appropriate. It is the mecca for adrenaline junkies. It's where you throw money, caution and gravity to the wind. You can go bungy jumping, canyon swinging, sky diving, and afternoon snoozing. I was definitely not the only injured party dragging myself around town. Lian pegged it off to go bungy jumping and Sharon shot off to fire guns at a range. I took a load off and hung out with some very sound English girls we had befriended on the Kiwi Experience. Ironically, we all bonded over our shared skepticism of the ability to make friends on these tour thingys.


Monday, December 4, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 30) - NZ Franz Josef

Brrr, it's cold in here
ICE ICE BABY...

The Kiwi Experience always like to make a stop at a pub/hotel in pretty much the middle of nowhere. It's got photos on the wall of every Kiwi Experience tour group that has ever stopped there, yes we checked and spotted friends on the wall! We all stay in the hotel and have the pub to ourselves for a cross-dressing party.


Friday, December 1, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 29) - NZ South Island




SADDLE UP, RIDE 'EM IN, RAW HIDE...

I have now confirmed my suspicions that I am definitely NOT a horse rider. Firstly, you have to wear these hats that make your brain implode. Secondly, how do you change gears? Thirdly, are they related to unicorns? ;o)